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.s. and of -- the u.s. is leading fast to catch up. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america around the globe. it was a brutal attack in of dennis than that claimed the life of hamid karzai's half- brother. ahmad wali karzai, the head of the kandahar provincial council was accused of being devolved in the drug trade and dealing with the taliban. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination which has opened up a power vacuum. >> he describes himself as the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. few disagreed. ahmad wali karzai was a controversial figure. in kandahar today, the walls of sight of his compound were closed. the president's half brother lived under the tightest security. only the closest could get close. without saying a word, he shot him twice. he welcomed president sarkozy of france. he said, this morning, my younger brother was murdered -- martyred. this is the life of afghan people. we have all suffered the same kind of pain. forgive me for not speaking with a smile today. ahmad wali karzai was said to be deeply involved with the heroin trade. the allegation
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to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: if you spend any time in the bay area, you know the fine work of michael. he is the host of the award winning public radio program. the nation's must listen to locally produced radio talk show. he is also the professor of english and author of the emhart -- a poerful new -- powerful new text. >> it is a pleasure and delight to be here. tavis: when i started going through the book, i knew i wanted to talk to you. i am curious to get inside the heads of those that are either economic or atheist because i want to understand their own process and their own journey. spiritual n.v., who knew they you envy me for being a believer, for being a spiritual being. what is there to envy? >> if you have faith, you have something very dear and worthy of cherishing because it can be worthy of consolation, i hope and people that don't have faith can't have that. it can give you morality and demeaning. i think the faith provides
-- remove obstacles to economic empowerment. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from the worst like you. thank you. -- viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: always pleased to welcome frank rich back to the program. after more than 30 years with the "new york magazine" as a theater critic and opinion columnist, he makes his debut for "new york magazine." his article is called "something run" obama's failures to right the wrongs of this crash. >> great to be with you as always. tavis: i am glad that as many others are. your fans are glad to have you back and see it -- digging into what you have to say. why this particular piece about obama as your debut? >> as i was looking at various subjects, what really grabbed me and pushed me in this direction was the fact that mitt romney, a dye that is associated with corporate america, americaguy that is associated -- guy that is associated with corporate america, a guy associated with corporate buyouts is presenting himself as
, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to pbs stations from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. just when economists were beginning to predict light at the end of the tunnel, the monthly job numbers said no, not yet. and just like that, the white house was on the defensive again. >> we've added more than two million new private sector jobs over the past 16 months. but the recession cost us more than eight million. and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. gwen: who is in that big hole? and why is it that month after month, and after month, it never seems to get more shallow? >> let's go back a little ways. a few months ago, the economy seemed to be having a nice head of steam. we were seeing very strong job growth numbers of 200,000 per month. and suddenly everything seemed to hit a wall. we've had a run of bad luck. we had very bad snowstorms earlier this year, a series of natural disasters here. the big hit came from gasoline prices that shot up to around $4 for gasoline because of the lib
to your pbs station. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: we continue our look at the work being done to deal with those who have been falsely accused and wrongly convicted. the human toll on the innocent people behind bars is only part of the story. the debate over using taxpayer money is front and center. consider what these cases are costing us all. 85 cults convictions over a 35- year period have cost taxpayers $240 million. that figure will rise to $300 million or more after lawsuits are settled. in 81 of the cases, the study found misconduct or error on the part of state officials. we will hear more about the part -- about the work being done at northwestern university. the story of ken berry, falsely accused of a crime while on duty as a police officer. you know something about patience. after all that you have been doing. thank you for your patience. let me give you the microphone. give me the back story. the fact that one was in law enforcement and this can happen while you are protecting and serving others. tell me your story. >> that is it in
. additional funding provided by -- >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: this is the view of beijing from the roof of the microsoft campus. this is second only to their headquarters. the big cities are already jammed and in the next 10 years, they expect the largest internal migration in history there is a downside to all of this gallup and growth and you can see it, a thicket ago, bikes dominated the streets. today, everyone would like a car. -- a decade ago, bikes dominated the streets. the government has limited car ownership but in that edict might be too little, too late. the growth model could derail all of the economic gains of the past two decades. and this is a part in the heart of shanghai. three years ago, this is little more than an urban jump that was left behind when the world expo site was left behind and gutted. kongjian yu is the founder of turenscape, one of the most acclaimed design firms. he is an advocate for environmental sustainability and was brought in literally to ch
a tribe called quest. that is our show for tonight. see you next time on pbs. goodnight from l.a., as always, keep the faith. >> for more information on today'show, visit "tavis smiley pbs.org. tavis: join me a next time for a conversation with don cheadle about his upcoming projects. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it is a cornerstone that we all know. that is where you can stand together with your community to make everything better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. nationwide is pr to to j join in improving economic literacy and removing obstacles to economic empowerment one at a time. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. you.
: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. with the united states rapidly running out of borrowing room, the president is calling on republicans and democrats to move quickly. mr. obama has called leaders from both parties to the white house for a meeting thursday and susie, he's urging them to think big. >> susie: tom, with the calendar pressuring politicians to negotiate a plan allowing the u.s. to borrow more money, the president wants a deal cut in a few weeks and says it should not be a temporary one lasting only a few months. >> tom: the budget bargaining now heads to the white house with less than a month before time runs out. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: in brief remarks before reporters, president obama tried to set the right tone for the debt limit talks that will begin at the white house on thursday. the president says he is looking for a big agreement, not one that merely kicks the can down the road a few months. >> this will require both parties to get
outdoors. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and to our viewers across the globe. stop bombing, stop fighting, and joined the political process. that is what the british prime minister, david cameron, asked the taliban today. but even as he spoke those words on the second day of his visit to afghanistan, for nato's silk -- for nato soldiers were killed. which all begs -- which all begs the question, what happens when foreign forces withdraw? >> british troops drop in. it's an area the taliban used to control. no longer. nato is pushing out. that is what you can do when 10,000 british troops have been reinforced by 20,000 americans. so far, the british soldiers have not run into any opposition. usually when the insurgents see nato coming in strength, they retreat. but not always. so no one takes any chances. afghan police lead the searches. nato believes afghan candy -- afghans can deal with their own people better than foreign troops. by 2015, the idea is they will do it alone. one of the villagers hope things will improve without the insurgents around. >> the taliban steals fo
of an era with hundreds of thousands watching on. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. just an hour ago, the world welcomed a new nation when the republic of south sudan officially regained -- officially gained its independence. it comes after a brutal civil war and a peace deal with the south and north. celebrations are already under way, but there are huge challenges, including continued violence along the border. >> the final march 2 independence. i will never leave my land until i die, the song heard throughout the decades of war with north sudan. and now they have their land and south sudan is born. ♪ [singing] ♪ >> with a little help the reverse of the brand new national anthem. -- they rehearse the brand new national anthem. because of the war, south sudan will start out as one of the poorest nations on the planet. >> when we were ruled by the north we had no opportunities, the village chief tells me. our children could not go to school. things are now going to change. we will see development here. >> for now, this is where the money is going. peac
. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. aid agencies have issued an urgent appeal for the millions of people affected by drought in africa. this has been particularly cruel to parts of kenya, somalia, ethiopia. more than 300,000 people have walked days to get to a refugee camp in kenya. our correspondent has been there all week and he reports for us tonight. >> among the refugees at this camp, there are hundreds of lost children and orphans. some got separated from their families on the long walk from somalia. others like these children, no longer have any parents. their father died in the civil war. their mother was killed last month. >> it is better here because back in somalia there was war. we have no relatives there so we fled here. we now have a foster mother to look after us. >> in the hospital, these children have parents but precious little else. drought and war mean that their bodies have been horribly weakened by malnutrition. by the time they reach this clinic, it can be too late. the doctors are working frantically to save as many lives as they
to the olympics, with just one year to go. london is busy getting ready. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. after months of nato bombing and continuing combat on the ground, the international effort to remove moammar gaddafi from power got another boost today. britain declared but another governing authority and expel the remaining diplomats from london. this follows the move by the u.s. and paves the way to unfreezing millions in dollars. but will it make a difference on the ground? john simpson reports. >> 6:00 in the morning in the mountains. spies have warned of a buildup of pro gaddafi forces nearby, but these are not trained soldiers. they are just a bunch of volunteers. hours pass, and the gaddafi troops do not attack. the rebels were lax. they hope it is a false alarm. 11:00 a.m., but now, it is too hot for fighting. suddenly go, a lookout spots a column of enemy vehicles heading this way. there is going to be a battle after all. you can hear it. just sheltering beside this building. out there, the gaddafi people are shooting in our direction. bullets flyi
at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from the viewers like you. thank you. ♪ tavis: i am pleased to be joined by a terrific and distinguished panel. first up is john chan, former chair of the c-100. cindy fan is the dean of social sciences dominic king is the ceo of east west bank here in california. and the ambassador who serve as liaison to china for director steven spielberg. let me start with you. we were talking a moment ago about my own feelings -- i talked about this earlier this week on a special, about a sense of hopefulness that one feels moving through china as contrasted by a sense of hopelessness that americans are feeling now given the economy, the recession, etc., etc. there was a poll we started earlier this week. just over half of all americans believe that our best days as a nation are behind us. those are not the views of all americans, but that is more than half. what do you make of that distinction, that juxtaposition? >> i think there is some truth to that. every time i go to china, i feel energized. first of all, there ar
residents are reaping the benefit of reform. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. with the clock ticking down, all eyes are on capitol hill to see if a deal can be struck to avoid a government default this tuesday. the markets are expressing their displeasure and international pressure is increasing. speaker boehner is struggling to get his party in line to pass the bill before it is too late. >> after major concessions by the republican leadership, a bill looks likely to pass. rebellious conservatives have gotten what they want, an amendment that makes a balanced budget a constitutional requirement. the senate is certain to kill it. >> the experts say that we will be back in the midst of partisan wrangling and our economy will be held prisoner by extremists. >> the continuing stalemate prompted further warnings from the president that congress is almost out of time. >> the power to solve this is in our hands. on a day when we have been reminded how fragile the economy is, this is one bird in we can lift ourselves. >> -- this is one burden we can lift ou
obstacles to make his country prague. -- proud. " welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. each day brings a new twist in the scandal that has engulfed britain. today was no exception. first the news of the second high-profile resignations and scotland yard in 24 hours when john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former "news of the world" reporter that alleged widespread hacking was found dead. the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious. nick robinson reports. >> he resigned just a day after his boss, commissioner paul stephenson. both are paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal, so says the mayor of london. >> i have just come off of the phone with yates and tendered his resignation. >> insisted both men jumped and were not pushed. he made it clear he did everything to encourage them. >> there are issues and questions. it will make it difficult for them to continue to do their job in the way they wanted. >> john yates began the day determined not to resign. he told colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he explained w
, and you can visit any of our past programs visiting pbs.org, check for betty white, bobby brown, ashley judd and many more. tonight look at actress and playwright, anna deavere smith, in her program, called "let me down easy," and then j.j. abrams on his list of projects, "super 8," one of the biggest box office surprises, thank you for joining us, coming up now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where wal-mart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: please welcome to anadeavere smith to this program, on her addition to the acclaimed show, one time jackie, it runs from july 20, and now from a scene of "let me down
.s. but in the u.k. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. it is the beginning of my return. that was the triumphal verdict of president hugo chavez on his surprise trip back home. he has been in cuba for almost one month being treated for cancer, but the ever-dramatic president was determined not to miss the 200th anniversary of his nation's independence. his political opponents however say he is in no fit shape to run the country. our reporter. >> surprising venezuelans with his return from cuba in the small hours of monday morning, president chavez stepped off the plane as a much happier man than the one who announced just days ago he had been treated for cancer. in a telephone interview with the state television, his tone was upbeat, telling listeners he was feeling very happy. hugo chavez has been absent from venezuela for over four weeks after he took ill during an official visit to cuba. he first announced he was suffering from a public abscess, later revealing he was being treated for cancer. he has returned home in time for the venezuelan independence d
bottle of white wine. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. in norway, the lawyer being asked to defend anders behring breivik says he is likely in sane. they are releasing the names of those killed. we have more on the aftermath of the attack and what is known about the man who carried it out. >> the official naming of the norway dad is underway, a shocking reminder that most victims were children or very young adults. among them, a 20-year-old model and talented dansville, and the young this is believed to be just 14. among those future stars, a 21- year-old described by the norway prime minister as one of the country's most promising youth politicians. among those missing after trying to swim away, another talented speaker who addressed a labor party conference in april, and a 45-year-old who has been going to the summer camp there for years. this is their self confessed killer. anders behring breivik. today, his lawyer described him as insane. >> he is in a war with the world. he says the rest of the western world do not understand his point of view
are finding it impossible to obtain a divorce. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. norway has not seen violence like this since the second world war. tonight, the country is reeling. first came a huge explosion in the capital of oslo that killed at least seven people and left many more injured when a bomb ripped through government buildings, including the prime minister's office. then in an attack police say was linked, a gun man opened fire at a youth rally, killing at least 10. starting our coverage frank gardner. >> an atrocity in oslo. a huge bomb blast return through the center of the norwegian capital, killing, mating, destroying. it could have been so much worse if so many residents had not left for the weekend. norway posted prime minister, if possible target escaped >> we were told to go into the back room and we came out into the street they said it was bombed. and then, confusingly, a second attack two hours later on a nearby island. in nordic looking man began shooting at the political views camp for the ruling party. some tried to escape by swimming aw
to our viewers on pbs and america and around the globe. taking it to the wire. that's what the u.s. congress is doing. next tuesday is the deadline for raising the country's dead ceiling or going into default, but with just five days to go the political shots are flying fast and furious. tonight the end game is still far from clear, reason enough for the world's markets to worry. andrea north -- andrew north starts our coverage. >> fears of the rippling effect are worldwide. at the u.s. congress the battle goes on. some republican hard liners are now backing their party's plan for a short-term increase in the debt limit, insisting americans are on their side. >> they want to see the president's plan. if he thinks he can do better, show us your plan. in if the senate thinks they can do better, pass a bill! we are the only ones who have passed a bill to resolve this debt crisis issue. we're going to pass a second one today. we're taking democrat ideas in this bill. >> but the white house has already rejected the republicans' plan, saying it will just postpone the inevitable. >> any
long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt, but this morning, i learned that "news of the world"'s e-mail uncover as long ago as 2007 but kept secret contained evidence that the sunday newspaper was paying more protection officers for private information about the royal family. later emerged in public with the guardian" that the phones of prince charles and the duchess of cornwall may have been tapped. in one of the
on pbs in america and also around the globe. shocked, appalled, a shame, the words that british -- that rupert murdoch used before british lawmakers. he was addressing the scandal which has sent shock waves through the metropolitan police. appearing beside his son, the senior murdoch apologized for the hurt that has been caused but maintained he was not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by a demonstrator using a plateful of foam. >> the policemen are there to protect rupert in james murdoch, not taken in for questioning. that job fell to a committee of and peace. that tycoon's wife was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent said anxiously at his side -- sat anxiously at his side. >> i would like to see how sorry we are. >> rupert murdoch was determined to deliver a one line. >> i would just like to say one sentence, this is the most humbling day of my life. thank you. >> they were sorry, they were humbled. whose fault was the criminality in their company? >> do you except that you are responsible for this fiasco. >> no. >>
to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. is the hacking scandal which has stunned britain, and it today came the biggest bombshell of all. britain's best-selling newspaper, the news of the world, has been shut down. it has been in print since the 1800's. the closure comes after a public outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i belie
obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] >> always pleased to welcome our friend, george wallace. the talented comedian continues successful run at the flamingo hotel in las vegas. the show runs tuesday through saturday. i cannot believe you are still in las vegas du. >> first of all, i am so blessed. i went there for 30 days, 60 days, 90 days. i am in my eighth year, and i have to thank the people for letting me be part of that community. i do not have a job and love doing what i do, and they pay me to make people happy, which makes me happier. nature you enjoy your life. -- make sure you enjoy your life. just because you have a degree in marketing does not mean you just need to do analysis. you might enjoy painting houses or fixing cars, but if it is what you love to do, you do not worry about money. i am the most successful comedian. being successful has nothing to do with how much money you make. being successful is enjoying her what you do
by -- >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. kcet public television] >> this is my second trip to china and i've come back with some of my staff and good friend and colleague, dr. cornel west. we're something of an anomaly in china. you don't see many african-americans. it resulted in some friendly curiosity. that same curiosity greeted andrew ballen when he arrived in beijing a decade cooking. he dropped out of duke a decade ago. today he is carving out a unique niche for himself. >> it is 8:30 in the morning. time for me to see what people eat for breakfast. >> create food and pros parity. there are goal is simple. increase the giant pandas numbers. >> i first met him a year ago and i knew connecting with him was a priority. for the second trip, i wanted to understand why this young african-american man who was on the fast track to the american dream back home would choose this road. we talked about rapid changes taking place in china. the hip-hop scene in china. regan talking about why he -- we began by talking about why he quit law school. >> i felt as though being con
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